Tickets to The Love & Loss Project AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Click here to buy tickets to The Love & Loss Project. September 9th @ 8pm or September 10th @ 2:30pm and 7:30pm. All tickets are sold through Cal Lutheran University's Box Office. 

The Love & Loss Project in The Ventura County Star

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Claytie Mason & Alissa Mortenson 2003

The Beginning

Nebunele was founded in 2006 by Alissa Mortenson and Claytie Mason. Their mission was simply to create original, ensemble-driven theatre in collaboration with artists that inspired them.

Since then, Nebunele has consistently redefined the limits of "the stage," crafting original performances everywhere from the indie theatres of Seattle, New York, and San Francisco, to hidden parks at sunrise, the tower of Riverside Church, the halls of a nursing home, or the playa at Burning Man.

With each new project, Nebunele starts from square one, deciding everything from where the show will be performed, to how (and sometimes whom) the audience will be. The venue and performances depend entirely on the artists and/or communities involved.

Nebunele continues to work with actors, visual artists, musicians, dancers, poets, writers, and directors from all over the world, supporting original theatre made in collaborative process.  

"Nebunele" is a Romanian word that translates, literally, to mean "little crazies." It is used to describe the little red berries that one should not eat, and can be used metaphorically to mean "wild and crazy women." 



Awards & Grants 

“...serious subject matter generously sprinkled with heart and humor.” -The Seattle Examiner (Cussing at the Moon)

Cussing at the Moon, Odd Duck Theatre, Seattle, WA

City of Thousand Oaks Community Development Grant 2017 * 4Culture Sustained Support grant 2010-2013 * Ignition NW Critical Massive Art Grant 2011 * smART Ventures Grant 2010 * Artist Trust GAP Grant 2010 * 4Culture Group Projects Grant 2008 * Exit Theatre commissioned new work, DIVAFest San Francisco 2008 * "Best New Play", San Francisco Fringe Festival 2006 * "Pick of the Fringe: Gold" Boulder Fringe Festival 2006


Past Nebunele Projects

"...slyly rewriting the book on documentary theatre." (Secret Ruths of Island House)

The Shame Project, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV


Some of the communities and artists Nebunele has collaborated with are: Burning Man, San Francisco Divafest, eight women who share the name 'Ruth' and live in The Island House Retirement Home, Rob D'Arc Puppetry, children and families dealing with terminal illness, Sound Impact, The Vine Conference, New York, Boulder, and San Francisco Fringe Festivals, Bus 33, Hospice of the Conejo.

"The Big White Door," 2014 * "Theatrepoems II: Poetry in the Rain," 2012 * "The Shame Project," Burning Man, 2011 * "Theatrepoems 1," 2011 * "Friend's Enemy," 2010 * "Cussing at the Moon," 2009 * "Medea Knows Best," 2007/2008 * "The Secret Ruths of Island House," 2005/2006